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Baroness Henig takes on new roles

by Brian Sims

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the appointment of Baroness Henig as itsspecial advisor on regulatory change. The former SIA Chairman will support the Association’s public affairs programme to represent the interests of the BSIA and its members in Parliament, and also at industry events. Reinforcing the importance of primary legislation to support the Government’s proposals for a new ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime” which is set to include business licensing alongside individual registration” is a key priority for the Association. ‘Advancing the cause of primary legislation within Parliament is an essential role for the BSIA, as we continue to support our members to ensure the development of a new regulatory regime that is fully reflective of the industry’s needs,’ stated James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. Baroness Henig will be an active participant in the Association’s Parliamentary roundtable programme, which debates private security involvement in the delivery of outsourced police support services. Baroness Henig has also joined SecuriGroup as a non-executive director. Baroness Henig’s previous roles in security and policing included Chair of Lancashire Police Authority and the Chair of the Association of Police Authorities in England and Wales. She was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to policing, and also served on the National Criminal Justice Board and Street Crime Action Group. Henig was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire in 2002 and made a life peer in 2004 as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. As a sitting member of the House of Lords, she has a place on the European Scrutiny Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Independent Policing Commission.

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